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Andrea Witmer Obituary

Andrea Faye Witmer, of Goodhue, born March 8, 1988, passed away at home on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at 31 years, 8 months, 4 days.
    With Down’s Syndrome and a quiet personality, she was a special part of her family and friends. Her ability to read and to memorize songs gave her a large collection of children’s choruses and classic hymns which she sang lustily from the swing in the yard, her chair in the living room, and the back of the car as she traveled about with family. Andrea loved to be with people but not to be noticed.
    She attended Christian schools for 20 years where she endeared herself to changing age groups as they passed her in academic skills. A brain tumor discovered in August of this year took her life when she peacefully passed away with Mother and Father close by.
    She is survived by her father and mother, Aaron and Rhoda Witmer of Goodhue; six siblings, Tonya (Mervin) Brubaker of Bryant, Wis., Trenton and Ivy Witmer of Goodhue, Lisa (Brent) Eberly of Salem, Ohio, Marla ( Delbert) Showalter of Lake City and  Ivan Witmer and Davon Witmer, both of Goodhue; and 26 nieces and nephews.
    The funeral service for Andrea will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Rolling Meadows Mennonite Church, 36540 County 2 Blvd. in rural Goodhue.  Friends and family may visit from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, at the church, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.          
    Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, assisted the family.  Guest register may be signed at www.schleicherfuneralhomes.com.
 

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